Gerard Piqué’s soccer profession resulted in ignominious trend as he was crimson carded from the substitute’s bench, however Barcelona however secured an necessary 2-1 victory towards Osasuna.
With Robert Lewandowski additionally crimson carded within the first half, Barça fought again from a purpose down to maneuver 5 factors away from rival Actual Madrid on the prime of La Liga.
Osasuna took an early lead within the sixth minute of Tuesday’s recreation when David García headed in from a nook.
Barcelona’s issues have been then compounded as Lewandowski, the highest scorer in La Liga this season, was given a second yellow card for a heavy problem on García – simply the second time in his profession the striker has been despatched off.
Tempers have been operating excessive because the gamers headed down the tunnel at halftime, a lot in order that Piqué was crimson carded for dissent with out even approaching the pitch within the ultimate recreation of his Barça profession, which has seen him play greater than 600 video games over a 14-year interval.
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A person down within the second half, the visiting facet responded shortly via Pedri’s purpose following Jordi Alba’s very good ball into the field.
The sport seemed set to finish in a draw, however with 5 minutes remaining, Frenkie de Jong despatched an outstanding lengthy ball in the direction of substitute Raphinha, who positioned his dipping header over goalkeeper Aitor Fernández and into the Osasuna web.
“Our team’s shown the most maturity since I’ve been here,” Barça supervisor Xavi advised reporters after the sport. “We’ve had an hour with only 10 players, [Osasuna has] hardly created anything in that hour … Today is the victory of a family team and I’m very proud.”
Actual Madrid has an opportunity to shut the hole on the Blaugrana towards Cádiz on Thursday, however the victory towards Osasuna ensures Xavi’s facet go into the seven-week membership break for the World Cup on the prime of La Liga.